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Nitehawk Park Slope delayed; Nathan Larson live scores ‘Animal Farm’ in Williamsburg

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Folks who are anxiously awaiting the opening of Nitehawk Park Slope, which is taking over the old Pavilion Theater, are going to have to wait just a little longer. Brooklyn Paper reports that what was to have been the cinema’s first screening — the Closing Party for their annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival on 11/12 — has been relocated to Nitehawk’s Williamsburg location, with the theater’s Deanna Noke say they were “waiting on a few finishing touches” but are still on track to open before year’s end. Nitehawk began working on renovating the Pavilion almost two years ago, and had hoped to open in winter 2018 but that got delayed.

Speaking of NItehawk Shorts Festival, there’s a screening on November 8 at Nitehawk in Williamsburg that’s part of the BrooklynVegan-presented Music Driven series that includes Holy Ghost’s “Crime Cutz,” “The Velvet Underground Played at My School,” “Big Elvis,” “Birth of Afrobeat,” a short doc on West Village piano bar Marie’s Crisis, and more (tickets).

Also part of the the Music Driven series is Descent Into the Maelstrom on November 15 which is about Australian punk band Radio Birdman and after the screening there’s a Q&A with founder/guitarist Deniz Tek and director Jonathan Sequeira (tickets).

There’s also Nitehawk’s Live Sound Series where groups perform live scores to films. On Halloween, Morricone Youth will soundtrack Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (sold out), and on November 1 it’s the 1954 animated version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm with a live score led by former Shudder to Think guitarist Nathan Larson and featuring Dana Lyn (violin), Noah Hoffeld (cello) and Bill Campbell (drums/ percussion) (tickets).

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